Throwback: Mt. Pulag

It’s been eight months since my trip to Mt. Pulag, my baptism of fire into the world of mountain hiking. Cliché as it may sound, a lot has changed since that trek. I’ve become more active, more eager to climb other mountains in the Philippines, and more sane, thanks to the therapeutic benefits of the great outdoors.

Raffy Ruiz, one of the hikers I met in Mt. Pulag, documented our trip. If you’re curious about climbing Mt. Pulag for the first time, perhaps these videos will help you decide. The first one is from our March 2015 trip, and the second, from Raffy’s 2014 trip.

Return to Mt. Pulag from Raffy Ruiz on Vimeo.

Mount Pulag 2014 Part 1 from Raffy Ruiz on Vimeo.


  1. Ericka S wrote:

    Same tayo ate! Ito rin ang pinaka unang bundok na naakyat ko, nitong Nov 15 lang! Hihihi. hirap maging mountain climber kapag may hika eh! hehehehe.

    • Kate wrote:

      Congrats on your first climb. Mahirap huminga sa high altitude! How was your trip? Did you camp overnight or take the day climb?

      • Ericka S wrote:

        True ate! Okay naman po na-enjoy ko naman siya. Pero hindi pa rin enough para makahiligan ko ang mountain climbing. hehe. Nag overnight po kami sa ranger station lang hindi sa Camp 2 kasi baka hindi namin kayanin ang lamig! hehe.

  2. Never had the chance to hike again. But I want to. 🙂 My first hike was in Zambales, for our NSTP. It was tiring yes, but being with nature really gives me satisfaction. Wow, galing naman, first hike is in Pulag. 😀

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